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Cross Country participates in Midwest competition

Cross Country participates in Midwest competition

Tenzin Gyaldatsang, Leila Ray, and Ella Hammerstrand

October 4, 2017


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Although the weather was humid and many runners were sick, cross country team member sophomore Nebyu Bekele said he thought the team performed well at the Roy Griak Invitational Sept. 23. Senior Abati Dedefo placed 3rd out of 499 runners, according to gophersports.com. According to gophersports.c...

Girls’ tennis sweeps Richfield 7-0

Girls’ tennis sweeps Richfield 7-0

Eli Curran-Moore

October 3, 2017


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Finishing under some slight rain, the team didn't play their best despite finishing with a 7-0 win according to senior captain Maddie Lund. “This match we didn't play our best, I don't know if it was just because of the weather, or because we're feeling a bit under today,” Lund said. “We s...

Girls’ soccer endures busy week

Girls’ soccer endures busy week

Jacob Stillman and Alec Pittman

October 3, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase

Girls’ soccer head coach Benjy Kent said when the season gets busy, like the past week, it is important to get back to the basics of why the team plays the game. “We talk a lot about finding joy in the game. It's so easy once school starts to get busy with academics,” Kent said. “It can star...

Girls’ tennis prepares for Hopkins match

Girls’ tennis prepares for Hopkins match

Eli Curran-Moore and Anna Dusaire

September 29, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

This story has been updated from print to reflect the cancellation of the Sept. 27 match at Hopkins High School due to a Hopkins’ conference match scheduling conflict. As sophomore Kenna Jacobson walks to a court to begin warming up for practice, says she is anxious but excited for the match agai...

Orioles fall to Benilde 48-20

Orioles fall to Benilde 48-20

Hanna Schechter, Photographer

September 29, 2017


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Senior takes on leadership role

Senior takes on leadership role

Esther Gendler

September 29, 2017


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After Senior Collin Perkins came up short of votes for becoming a cross country captain last year, he was surprised to find out he was going to become a captain anyways. “Unfortunately, I didn’t receive enough votes. But later on our head coach, Chris Nordstrom, felt that the boys team did not have...

Boys’ soccer moves toward improvement

Boys’ soccer moves toward improvement

Jenna Cook

September 28, 2017


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Park’s varsity boys’ soccer team pulled quickly ahead of Bloomington Jefferson Sept. 26, finishing the game with a 3-1 score in their favor after Jefferson scored the first goal. The team has been on a winning streak since their tie with Chanhassen Sept 14. According to mnsoccerhub.com, Park’s...

Orioles to face cross town rival Benilde

Orioles to face cross town rival Benilde

Sam Birnberg and Adam Johnson

September 27, 2017


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Following a 28-20 win over the Richfield Spartans, Park football prepares this week for Thursday’s home game against rival, Benilde-St. Margaret’s. The game will be played early because of Yom Kippur. According to senior defensive back and kicker, Skyler Rudelius-Palmer, last week’s win provided team...

Athletes take a stand by kneeling down

Athletes take a stand by kneeling down

Mimi Fhima

September 26, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Important

Frustrated and teary-eyed after taking a knee during the national anthem at the girls’ soccer game Monday night, senior foreign exchange student and player Rosa Sigrunardottir said she felt this protest was necessary. “Coming to America from Iceland and seeing all of the kids here — it’s hard. Everyo...

Boys’ soccer snags win against rival

Boys’ soccer snags win against rival

Jenna Cook

September 22, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

After a tie to Chanhassen on Sept. 14, boys’ soccer shut out rival Robbinsdale Cooper with a final score of 4-0. Senior captain Anthony Brandel said while he thought the team’s defense played well, the team can always be improving. “I think communication could be a little better and then just I think the team at...

Football team ready for Richfield

Football team ready for Richfield

Adam Johnson, Sam Birnberg, and William Phelan

September 22, 2017


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When senior captain Ryan Klaers watched the film of last week’s Homecoming game he immediately noticed an area the team needed to improve on. Klaers said the Orioles' offense placed a greater emphasis on their run game in practice this week. “We are trying to focus on getting better blocks than ...

Girls’ tennis sweeps Robbinsdale 7-0

Girls’ tennis sweeps Robbinsdale 7-0

Eli Curran-Moore and Anna duSaire

September 22, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase, Sports

As the girls' tennis team headed off of the courts, no one seemed too surprised at the 7-0 win against Robbinsdale Cooper, according to head coach David Breitenbucher. Breitenbucher said, following the Sept.14 loss to Benilde 5-2, he was pleased with the results of the match despite the lack of compe...

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